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Lawyer expects no new accusations against Klishina after 2016 Olympics

August 15, 20:26 UTC+3
Earlier on Monday, the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the long jumper’s appeal against the IAAF last-minute decision to ban her from the Olympic Games in Rio
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RIO DE JANEIRO, August 15 /TASS/. The International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) is unlikely to accuse Russian long jumper Darya Klishina of violating the anti-doping rules or opening new cases against her after the 2016 Olympics, the athlete’s defense lawyer Paul Green told journalists.

Earlier on Monday, the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the long jumper’s appeal against the IAAF last-minute decision to ban her from the Olympic Games in Rio.

"The parties were informed that the application was upheld and that the athlete remained eligible to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio," CAS said in a statement.

Green said the IAAF was unlikely to open a case against Klishina after the Olympics. She proved to be clean for competitions, the only (Russian) track-and-field athlete to meet the IAAF competition criteria.

Green added that Klishina had been subject to a rigid doping test this time and no evidence of her guilt had been found.

Ahead of the Games, the IAAF had ruled that the 25-year-old Klishina, who is based in the United States, was not involved in the doping program that had been subject to sufficient doping tests outside of Russia.

Klishina could not control what happened to her doping probes in the laboratory, her lawyer added.

On August 13, the IAAF press service told TASS that Klishina had been banned from the Olympic competitions because of new evidence, which emerged last week. Klishina challenged her decision and CAS and was finally cleared for the competitions in Rio.

The Russian athletic squad was banned from the Rio Olympics 2016 because of the disqualification of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (RAF). Klishina who lives and trains abroad was the only one to avoid the blanket ban.

Qualifying for the women’s long jump begins on August 16.

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